Saturday, February 26, 2011

Foxy pop-ups

Pop-up everything seems so hot right now (restaurants, shops, markets...), but I'm especially loving the idea of a pop-up party.  Sometimes its totally necessary, but I love the look of over-the-top color, pleats, and crispy fluff.  I'm busy planning several events at a couple of Seattle's great blank slate, urban loft venues, for this coming summer.  These would look fantastic in that kind of space. 

Want to try it?  The trick is to go completely over the top...festoon every rafter, pole, wall as much as possible.  If your tissue paper swags are too scarce the look will end up more church-hall-with-white-tissue-paper-bells than the flirty-fun-foxy party look you're after.

Originally seen on MS of course, with a few great sources being,, and

Friday, February 18, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you day is filled with love, flowers, friends, and pretty cards with sweet words!
Bouquet by Fiore Blossoms.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Totally perfect.

via Kiss the Groom...wish I knew who created this masterpiece though!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Some pressing news...

One of the best parts about being involved in the Seattle wedding industry is meeting other wedding peeps. I think that some of the most talented and nicest people anywhere are right here in Seattle.  And one of my very favorites is my friend Tara Bliven of Ephemera Press
Tara just REIMAGINED Ephemera, which included launching a fresh, gorgeous site and starting a line of ready-made cards.  She's set up now to make ordering her fantastic (and I mean FANTASTIC!) letterpress invitations and announcements super easy, yet the result is still totally personalized and unique.  And quite frankly, those wraparound address labels (shown in the "Connection" collection below) are totally precious.
For people who just love letterpress, sending pretty cards, or need to tell someone they're special (even a good friend...I love the new cards that say "I like you!"), Tara has ready made cards with a cute little waterfall of hearts, available in sets of four.  She also is taking 10% off of everything through the end of the month, so it's a great time to get invitations ordered and checked off the to-do list, or just treat yourself to a little pack of pretty cards.  Just enter code REIMAGINE at checkout
P.S.  If you're ordering invitations to get them crossed off the to-do list, Tara also offers calligraphy services to cross one more to-do off the list!  I've been keeping it a secret, but I've been taking a few classes and working on my own calligraphy skills because I really do like sending pretty letters.  Tara and I get together for chatting and writing a few times a month, and believe me!  You do want her to address those envelopes.  She does GORGEOUS stuff!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Not a creature was stirring...not even a mouse!

On a recent trip to Portland I fell in love with these little German mice tucked into little matchbox beds at Ink & Peat.  I saw them again this weekend at Lucca in Seattle and remembered how charming they are.  Each sweet little felt mouse is tucked into a pretty matchbox with its own little pillow and blankie.  I know some kids love anything in boxes or containers, and I think this is perfect.  Or perfect for an adult that just needs a little friend to brighten their day!  Available at Ink & Peat, and Lucca.